Protocol: Systematic Literature Review about B-Corp


  • Elsa Diez-Busto Universidad de Cantabria
  • Lidia Sanchez-Ruiz Universidad de Cantabria
  • Ana Fernandez-Laviada Universidad de Cantabria



B-Corp, systematic literature review, protocol, criteria, inclusion, exclusion, PRISMA, codification


The B Corp movement is becoming increasingly important nationally and internationally. In fact, the number of certified companies has radically increased (34,78%) from 2017 (2300 B-Corp companies) to 2019 (3100 B-Corp companies). Taking this fact into consideration, the aim of this study is to present a research protocol for conducting a systematic review of literature on B Corp companies. First, the inclusion and exclusion criteria applied that allow reaching the final sample of 45 articles are specified. The codes that will be used in the analysis phase are also made explicit.


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Author Biographies

Elsa Diez-Busto, Universidad de Cantabria

Investigadora en formación

Lidia Sanchez-Ruiz, Universidad de Cantabria

Profesora Contratado Doctor

IDIVAL Grupo Economía de la Salud y Gestión de Servicios Sanitarios

Ana Fernandez-Laviada, Universidad de Cantabria

Profesora Titular


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How to Cite

Diez-Busto, E., Sanchez-Ruiz, L., & Fernandez-Laviada, A. (2020). Protocol: Systematic Literature Review about B-Corp. WPOM-Working Papers on Operations Management, 11(1), 39–53.




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